Thanks for your generous patience; the results are in!
The first MSU Bike’s Commuter Challenge, held during National Bike to Work Week (May 16 – 20th, 2011) saw 24 participants (plus 2 who were interested in trying it but were unable to participate). We collected some interesting statistics and compelling commentary about their commute routes/ experiences (Here’s a link to a PDF file with that commentary and some other data from the Challenge that you might enjoy reading).
Approx. ¾ of them were experienced commuters with the remaining being beginners. The average mileage for the week was 36 miles and for the year to date 320 miles.
The winning individual commuter in the Experienced category was Laura Carter, who works at the Main Library, who logged 90 miles for the week. There’s a tie for 2nd place between Mike Weigand (Plant Pathology & MSU Bikes) and Layne Cameron (University Relations) with 70 mi. each. 3rd place goes to me, your illustrious organizer with 55 miles.
In the Beginner category Leslie Galvez wins with 60 miles, then Jane Meland (Libraries) with 27 miles followed by Hollyce Balentine in 3rd place with 21 miles.
The winning campus department was the Library with 4 participants, 2nd place goes to MSU Bikes (yay) with 3 participants and a 2-way tie for 2nd place with the Cyclotron, Fisheries and Wildlife (CANR) with 2 each.
So, now you’re wondering when do we have the awards ceremony?
That will be on June 29th, Wed., at noon here at MSU Bikes on our deck or inside the shop if it’s raining. We’ll give out some cool awards for the folks named above (except myself) and some certificates for the departments. Hope to see you here!
To those of you who did, thanks for participating! We’ll plan on doing it again next May during National Bike to Work Week, but in the meantime keep commuting by bike to save $$, for your health and for the fun of it!
Tim Potter & Crew @ MSU Bikes
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